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You can now enter the DBTR 10 and 3k races online, click on the image below or use the QR code.

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Down By The River 10k & 3k


March 1, 2015
11:00 amto2:00 pm

It might seem far off at the moment, but take note, out annual ‘Down By The River’10k & 3k take place on the 1st March 2015, more detail will follow, but for the moment you can download the leaflet/entry form here – down by the river flyer-2014

Results from Saturdays Club Handicap

Results from today’s Xmas handicap races, well done to all:
Pos Name Finish Time H’cap Actual Time
1 Fergus McGregor 09:42 01:30 08:12
2 Gordan Davis 10:02 01:35 08:27
3 Morven Crawford 10:09 00:00 10:09
4 Ross Tracey 10:11 01:05 09:06
5 Niamh Riggins 10:11 01:20 08:51
6 Eva Ritchie 10:29 00:00 10:29
7 Robbie Woods 10:40 01:25 09:15
8 Owen Gaugan 10:43 01:20 09:23



Pos Name Finish H’cap Actual
1 Ruaridh McGregor 11:00 01:50 09:10
2 Lauren McEwan 11:11 01:15 09:56
3 Keir Crawford 11:21 01:25 09:56
4 Katie Moss 11:29 00:00 11:29
5 Aaron Greig 11:32 01:10 10:22
6 Max Monteith 11:43 01:10 10:33
7 Charlotte Moss 12:18 00:00 12:18
8 Evan Theobald 14:26 04:30 09:56
Pos Name Finish H’cap Actual
1 Craig Woods 15:14 0 15:14
2 Eve McKinnon 15:40 02:50 12:50
3 Paul Thompson 15:50 03:00 12:50
4 Des Dickson 16:04 02:10 13:54
5 Alick Walkinshaw 16:13 02:40 13:33
6 Dan O’Connell 16:15 02:00 14:15
7 Gavin Smith 16:16 03:50 12:26
8 Dave Thom 16:21 03:29 12:52
9 Colin Feechan 16:21 03:40 12:41
10 Stewart Millar 16:29 0 16:29
11 Angus Smith 16:36 02:00 14:36
12 Eamon Carr 16:40 02:40 14:00
13 Jack McGregor 16:41 03:55 12:46
14 Struan Paton 16:43 04:30 12:13
15 Drew Pollock 16:44 03:35 13:09
16 Greig Hastie 16:49 04:25 12:24
17 Ryan Steven 16:53 03:55 12:58
18 Robert Rossburgh 17:03 01:50 15:13
19 Iain Crawford 17:06 01:40 15:26
20 Stevie Wylie 17:08 05:10 11:58
21 Ali Campbell 17:13 05:30 11:43
22 David Stirling 17:15 0 17:15
23 John McLuskey 17:18 0 17:18
24 Iain Reid 17:23 05:20 12:03
25 Lewis Tracy 17:27 03:45 13:42
26 Barnie Gough 17:30 02:50 14:40
27 Euan Millar 17:37 03:30 14:07
28 Eddie Carr 17:40 01:50 15:50
29 David Cooney 18:02 01:40 16:22

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Club Recieves Big Lottery Fund Award

Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers are pleased to announce the receipt of a £2,000 grant from The Big Lottery Fund 2014 Communities Award. The Club will use this funding to run cross country events for schools, including a coaching programme and taster sessions. It will also go towards publicising the club, to increase the numbers of people taking part in running.





The 2014 Communities Fund awarded grants of between £300 and £2,000 encouraging people to take part in physical activity as part of the 2014 Games legacy.


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Cambuslang and Rutherglen Schools Cross Country Races

A good turn out this morning for the local schools cross country races organised by Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers, particularly the P6/7. A big thank you to the athletes volunteers, parents and schools, full results on the website.

P6/7 Girls
1. Emily Watson, Westcoats 7:00
2. Eilidh Kennedy, James Ayton 7:08
3. Rhiannon Morris, Hallside 7:14

P6/7 Boys
1. Euan McLew, Westcoats 5:55
2. Francis MacPhee, St Columbkilles 6:16
3. Sean Friel, St Columbkilles 6:27

S1/2 Girls
1. Chloe Burton, Cathkin 7:45
2. Brooke Silva, Mearn Castle 7:47
Lauren McEwan, Trinity 7:50

S1/2 Boys
1. Aaron Lonie, Stonelaw 7:06
2. Keir Crawford, Cathkin 7:08
3. Max Monteith, Stonelaw 7:34

S3+ Boys
1. Lewis Tracey, Trinity 6:35
2. James Duffy, Trinity 7:25


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Club Presentation Evening – Friday 29th August 2014

An important reminder to all athletes, parents and coaches that the annual club presentation evening will be held at the Cambuslang Rugby and Sports Club on Friday 29th August 2014 – 7.30pm for 8.00 pm.  Tickets which include a buffet are priced at £5, with concessions available for family tickets.  Tickets should be on sale at the club from next Tuesday (12th August) although you can contact any coach or official to put your name down in advance of this.  Hopefully the event will be well attended by club members. Any Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult. We will be holding a raffle on the night, so any prizes will be gratefully received. The list of prizewinners for 2013-14 is as follows:

U11 Boys                                     U11 Girls
1 Euan McLew                             1 Cloe Burton
2 Jordan Davies                           2 Eilidh Kennedy

U13 Boys                                     U13 Girls
1 Ryan Stephen                            No Award
2 Drew Pollock
3 Ruaidhri McGregor

U15 Boys                                      U15 Girls      
1 Struan Paton                              1 Olivia Mulholland
2 Gavin Smith                                2 Lauren Carey
3 Keir Morton

U17 Boys                                     U17 Girls       
1 Jack McGregor                          1 Eve MacKinnon
2 Sean Reilly
3 Scott Somerville

Junior Men                                  Junior Women
1 Ryan Thomson                          1 Katie Bristow
2 Ross Stephen

Senior Men                                  Senior Women           
1 Robert Gilroy                              1 Caitie Gorton-Phillips
2 Ben Hukins                                 2 Sarah Benson
3 Ian McCorquodale                      3 Alex Lamond

Veteran Men
1 Jamie Reid
2 Scott Hunter

Super Veteran Men
1 Colin Feechan
2 Frank Hurley

Meritorious Award
Announced at the presentation evening

The Passing of a Legend

As intimated through our Google group last Thursday evening, we were all saddened to hear of the death of Jimmy Sands, one of the club’s great characters. The Email responses exemplified how much he was revered within the club, and he will be sadly missed. His funeral will take place on Friday 6th June at 1pm, Woodside Crematorium, Paisley. Family flowers only please, however, if you feel you need to do something a donation to Accord Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

A great tribute to Jimmy by Richard Brickley can be found on the following link:

Scottish 5K Road Championships

Wednesday night’s race was a tremendous success for the club.  We convincingly won the team title for the first time (15 points) ahead of Central (26) and Shettleston (28) who fielded the same team which pipped us for the Scottish 10 mile team championship.Grant took an excellent 2nd place and first U20 in a very strong field while taking 27 seconds off his pb.  Hopefully Grant will shortly be selected to represent Scotland in the Triathlon for the Commonwealth Games.  Good back up came from Ben and Stuart who in 6th and 7th were just outside the 15 minute mark taking some good scalps in the process.  Kerry-Liam in 13th place/15.16 took the O40 title for the 4th successive year  just holding off Robert by 2 seconds.  Ryan in his first year as an U20 took the silver medal in that category and 19th overall with a spirited finish which took him past his age group rival Andrew Lawler.  Ryan’s pb time of 15.30 was all the more remarkable as he had a heavy fall at the 600 metre mark when another athlete cut across him.  The cuts on his right elbow are clearly visible on the video clip.  Bobby continued his recent good form finishing 22nd in a road pb of 15.51.  Next RHC runner home was George who broke 17 minutes for the first time to smash his pb by 25 seconds.

Alex and Caitlin were our 2 female representatives with Katie unfortunately unable to start due to an ankle injury.  Alex ran a stormer to finish 9th lady in a time of 17.37 which smashed her pb by 63 seconds.  This was a fitting reward for the hard work Alex puts into her training.  It was good to see Caitlin clock 19.33 to continue her progress after a long spell out of  competition due to injury.

Medals Galore at Scottish Road Race Relays

After adjusting some teams due to late call offs, team manager David Cooney was confident that the club would give a good account of itself in defending both M40 and M50 masters titles and attempting to improve upon last year’s 3rd place for the senior men’s team.  His confidence was rewarded once again with some fine performances.

After a misty morning in Livington, the athletes lined up for a midday start in somewhat cold and breezy conditions, with the relay legs alternating between a short leg (3.1m) followed by a long leg (5.8m).

Caitlin on the 1st leg

Caitlin on the 1st leg

Caitlin Hendry was our only lady athlete to make the start line.  It was great to see her back competing again and she ran a very competitive sub 20 min time on the first leg to finish 14th.

Stuart Gibson leads the field over the curly bridge

Stuart Gibson leads the field over the curly bridge

5 RHC mens teams lined up on the 1st leg.  Club captain Stuart Gibson forced the pace early on and eventually came home 1st to hand over to Kyle McLellan for the 1st long leg. Kyle ran a great leg on his course debut (6th fastest long leg) to come home in 2nd place, only 28 secs behind in-form British internationalist Andrew Butchart from Central AC (fastest long leg). Next off was Anglo Ian Rawlinson who ran a stormer to close the gap to only 18 seconds at the end of lap 3, recording the 2nd fastest short leg of the day. With the 3rd placed team over 3 minutes behind it was already clear that only RHC had any chance of stopping Central AC from making it a hat trick of victories in this race. Ben Hukins took off on the 4th leg and despite recording the 7th fastest long leg time, he couldn’t prevent Central AC from opening a lead of just over 70 seconds. Josh Lilly took over on leg 5 and produced the fastest short leg time of the day, closing on the leaders with every stride, with the gap at the end of lap 5 reduced to only 9 seconds. In form Robert Gilroy took off on the anchor leg but Central AC showed their class once again to open up a comfortable lead that they maintained to the line, and despite Robert posting a top 10 fastest long leg time the team had to settle for the silver medals 63 seconds behind worthy winners Central AC but well clear of 3rd place Corstorphine AC.  In achieving the silver medals RHC were only 13 seconds away from their club record time.

Silver medalists Ben Hukins, Robert Gilroy, Kyle McLellan and Josh Lilly - missing are Stuart Gibson and Ian Rawlinson.

Silver medalists Ben Hukins, Robert Gilroy, Kyle McLellan and Josh Lilly – missing are Stuart Gibson and Ian Rawlinson.

Ian Rawlinson on his way to recording the fastest 3rd lap leg.

Meanwhile the M40 vets had made a solid start to the defence of their title, with relay debutant James Healy finishing the 1st leg in 2nd place. Experienced Jamie Reid took over and had us only 11 seconds behind new leaders Corstorphine AC after leg 2. The placings remained the same after leg 3, with Scott Hunter keeping us well in touch, with Kirkintilloch Olympians and Shettleston in 3rd and 4th place. Kerry-Liam Wilson was off next in the 4th leg and put the team into the lead for the 1st time, recording the fastest long leg overall in the M40 race, with doubt cast on the course taken by the now 2nd and 3rd placed teams behind. On the 5th leg Mick O’Hagan ran another solid leg as Kirkintilloch Olympians took the lead by 9 secs at the end of the penultimate lap. Greg Hastie was assigned the last lap and it took all of his experience to slowly close the gap on the Kirkie athlete. 7 seconds behind with 1.5 miles to go, the encouragement from the club members urged Greg on and he drew level with only 200 yards to go in the tightest finish of the day, but his explosive sprint meant there was only going to be one winner and the title was going home once again to Cambuslang for the 4th consecutive year.  As an added bonus the vets finished in 9th place overall to give RHC 3 teams in the top 10.

Winning M40 team of Kerry-Liam Wilson, Scott Hunter, James Healy and Mick OL'Hagan. Missing are Jamie Reid and Greg Hastie

Winning M40 team of Kerry-Liam Wilson, Scott Hunter, James Healy and Mick OL’Hagan. Missing are Jamie Reid and Greg Hastie

Jamie Reid looking strong on the 2nd lag

Jamie Reid looking strong on the 2nd lag

Greg Hastie powering the M40's to a last lap victory

Greg Hastie powering the M40’s to a last lap victory

The M50 team had also started with their intentions to the fore as Ross Arbuckle built up a 1st leg lead of nearly a minute over Central AC and Bellahouston RR to hand over to Dave Thom. Although still building up his fitness, Dave put the team first in electing to do a long leg and his 100% effort resulted in an increased gap of 75 seconds over 2nd place Lothian RC after leg 2. Frank Hurley, running his 1st ever short leg over this course, recorded the fastest M50 3rd leg to hand a 2 minute lead to Colin Feechan on the anchor leg, and this was increased to over 3 minutes as Colin recorded the fastest M50 long leg of the day.  This was another title retained by RHC as Carnegie H and Central AC finished 2nd and 3rd overall.

Winning M50 Team of Ross Arbuckle, Colin Feechan, Dave Thom and Frank Hurley

Winning M50 Team of Ross Arbuckle, Colin Feechan, Dave Thom and Frank Hurley

Barnie on the 1st leg

Barnie on the 1st leg

Shaz on the 2nd leg with his faithful water bottle

Shaz on the 2nd leg with his faithful water bottle

Al Campbell powering on during the 3rd leg

Al Campbell powering on during the 3rd leg

David Cooney on the 3rd leg

David Cooney on the 3rd leg

Bobby Bristow continuing his fine form on the 2nd leg for the B team

Bobby Bristow continuing his fine form on the 2nd leg for the B team

Although not in the medals, the Senior B team finished in 7th place overall, ahead of all but 4 other “A” teams. This was due to fine performances by Shaun Butler, Gordon Robertson, Al Campbell, Bobby Bristow, Johnny MacNamara and Kenny O’Neill.

Our other incomplete team saw a welcome return from Barnie Gough on leg 1, supported by Shaz Hakeem, David Cooney and Robert Rossborough and a big thanks to Jim Orr who stepped in to help with the team management to allow David Cooney to compete.

Kenny McNeill looking strong on the last leg for the B team

Kenny McNeill looking strong on the last leg for the B team


Rutherglen and Cambuslang Sports Council awards

Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers won several awards on Tuesday 11th March at the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Sports Performers of the year awards, in Rutherglen Town Hall.

Kade Thomas won the Junior Male
The club won Team of the year
Frank Hurley won the Veteran award
and club stalwart Robert Anderson won the Scottish Association of Local sports Council Award, and also a Special award for his long and valued contribution to local sport

Full results:-

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Down By The River Race Results

Hope you all enjoyed the race, many thanks for coming along, report to follow, results below

3K Results – DBTR 3k results 2014DT

10K Results – DBTR Race Results 10k 2014DT

10k prize list – DBTR Prizes 2014DT